The Hunger Games trilogy. While my fingers are twitching in anticipation of the third and final volume, now I at least have something to tide me over.
Faith Erin Hicks (artist and author of Zombie Calling and artist for Brain Camp) drew a five-page fan comic of the opening of The Hunger Games. It's presented without text, although it looks like Hicks was working with a script that includes text. And, in just a few pages, she manages to capture the grim depression of the coal town where Katniss Everdeen lives. Folks on Twitter are already calling for Scholastic to hire Hicks for a full-length adaptation. As much as I'd love to see a Hunger Games graphic novel, I wonder if Scholastic would actually go for it. After all, the Hunger Games series centers around an annual Battle Royale-style murder game (minus the panty shots). It's one thing for kiddies to read about teenagers slaughtering one another, and quite another thing to actually watch it unfold. Then again, Lionsgate has already acquired the movie rights, so maybe all bets are off.
The Hunger Games [Faith Erin Hicks via Raina Telgemeier]